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Greg Lawler
Greg Lawler
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Member Since
March 19, 2011
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20 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a math professor at the University of Chicago who played more bridge when I was younger (became LM when I was 22 in the late 1970s) but have played only infrequently in the last twenty years.  

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
I have gone through 2019 without winning a single ACBL master point
Regular Bridge Partners
none
BBO Username
fuquay (I often do vugraph commentary under this name)
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Did anybody do anything wrong?
Of course W could have had 2 and 3 and then it would not be as good.
Did anybody do anything wrong?
I just meant that the duck would have been correct with that hand. (Maybe the gremlin worked before the hand records were set.)
Did anybody do anything wrong?
Yes, the gremlin who interchanged the J and Q of clubs between N and E hands. E was supposed to have --- K8642 K32 QT532
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
You could argue that there is some benefit to a "beginners card", "sayc", "2/1", "expert 2/1" that is prefilled out and players could make changes to when filling out a card. Indeed, that is what I am arguing :)
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
The ACBL should have a lot to do with "pickup partnership default" if it is in the business of promoting bridge.
Exploratory Data Analysis of Chicago Club Attendance
Here is a list of Chicago area clubs https://www.bridgeinchicago.com/clubs/where/index.php?by=clubname The number 19 is about right for clubs in "Chicago" if you do not count suburban Chicago. Most are located at one club. It is much more if you count the suburbs ...
Exploratory Data Analysis of Chicago Club Attendance
@Kenton --- now that I remember, you may be right, but if that was the case that included all table fees for the term. I vaguely remember that we charged an outrageous $2 a game or so to non-University people who played.
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
@Alexander: you wrote: The fundamental problem here is that any system a majority of ACBL players are capable of playing is not competitive at regional (or even most sectional) open pairs. I disagree with you here. A very simple system played by very good players is competitive at regional and ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
When I say default system I mean defaults for things like: bids over partner's 1N; defense agains 1N; defensive carding; how to bid after reverses; questions like does partner's rebid of major after partner's 2/1 response show six cards. There are so many differences in the ...
Why Hasn't ACBL Replaced SAYC w/ a Basic 2/1 System Instead?
The idea is to make it possible to play with an unknown partner without extensive discussion. If you play for a while with a person, yes you will develop the system. But it would be great to be able to have default meanings for bids so you can just play ...
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